Intel Announces $1.5M in Funding for Under-Represented Groups Pursuing Advanced Degrees in Computational and Data Science

During the HPC Matters Plenary at SC15 this year, Intel’s Diane Bryant announced the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships, a commitment of $300,000 each year for five years from Intel to enable women and under-represented groups to pursue graduate degrees in computational and data science. The fellowships will be administered through SIGHPC and available to students attending a recognized graduate program in the targeted disciplines anywhere in the world. Although details are still being finalized, our shared goal is to announce the first fellowship winners next year during SC16. 

Watch Bryant make the announcement in this video from SC15, beginning around the 27:30 mark.

Student Cluster Competition Reproducibility Initiative Winner 

Replication and reproducibility of experimental computer science results in peer-reviewed paper is gaining relevance in the HPC community. SC, the leading conference in the field, wants to promote and support replication and reproducibility through a new initiative that aims to integrate aspects of past technical papers into the Student Cluster Competition (SCC). 

The SCC is excited to announce "A parallel connectivity algorithm for de Bruijn graphs in metagenomic applications" as the winning paper for the inaugural reproducibility initiative. This paper and accompanying application will be reproduced in the SCC at SC16. The authors will receive a certificate of recognition from SIGHPC for their work on this initiative.

Click here for the full article.

Events and Opportunities for SIGHPC Members

Upcoming deadlines:
    SIGHPC is a proud co-sponsor of:
    • PASC16: Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference (Lausanne, Switzerland, 8-10 June 2016)
    • SC16:  International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (Salt Lake City, Utah, 13-18 November 2016)
    Also check out these upcoming conferences, being held in cooperation with SIGHPC: 
    • IPDPS 2016: IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (Chicago, Illinois, 23-27 May, 2016)
    • HPDC 2016:  ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (Kyoto, Japan, 31 May - 4 June, 2016)
    • ROSS 2016: International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (Kyoto, Japan, 31 May, 2016)
    • EuroMPI 2016: EuroMPI (Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 - 28 September, 2016)
    • LLVM-HPC3: Third Workshop on the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure in HPC  (Salt Lake City, Utah,  14 November, 2016)
    • PAW16: PGAS Applications Workshop  (Salt Lake City, Utah,  14 November, 2016)
    • PMBS16: 7th International Workshop on Performance Modeling  (Salt Lake City, Utah, 13 November, 2016)
    • ScalA16: 7th Workshop on Latest Advances in Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems (Salt Lake City, Utah, 13 November, 2016)
    • WACCPD16: Third Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives  (Salt Lake City, Utah,  14 November, 2016)
    ACM logo